Resin Butterfly Tray




Introduction: Resin Butterfly Tray

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Turn a few pieces of wood into an incredible butterfly tray that looks like it cost a fortune. A beautiful idea for a wedding gift or to jazz up your home decor.

Step 1: Watch Exactly How to Make It Here!

The video is helpful to see exactly how to do each step.

Step 2: Stuff You'll Need

Wood for base (size is up to you)

1 1/2" wood trim for the edges (have them cut to size)

1" x 1" wood trim for handles (two pieces about 4" long)

Americana Decoupage in Gloss

Americana Decor Metallics in Antique Brass

Americana Satin Enamel in True Teal

E-6000 Glaze Coat Resin

Optional: Brass corners

Spray bottle with water

Butterfly images

Hammer and small nails



Step 3: Here's How

1. Nail your tray together using 1" long nails

2. Sand the edges so they're even and smooth

3. Paint the base with Americana Decor Metallics in Antique Brass

4. Paint the edges and bottom with Americana Decor Satin Enamels in True Teal

5. Cut out your butterfly images

6. & 7. Decoupage the butterflies to the base of the tray and let dry *Mist each butterfly with a spray bottle to relax the paper to prevent bubbles

*Finish with a generous coat of decoupage over all of the images and on the inside edges of the tray

8. Add brass corners (this step is optional but I think it makes the tray look expensive and chic!)

9. & 10. Nail in the 1" x 1" wood pieces on the sides for handles and then paint in the True Teal

11. Mix the Glaze Coat resin and pour evenly in the base of the tray

*Spread with a sponge brush to help even it out

12. Pop the bubbles with a small torch OR long arm lighter and let cure overnight

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    3 Discussions


    4 years ago

    Mark, as always, simply gorgeous!


    4 years ago

    Stunning! I love it!


    4 years ago

    I really love how the blue butterflies go great with the blue on the handles! I mean, the fact that you can work with resin really well is amazing! Since you said that this is a great idea for a wedding gift, try entering that in the 2016 Wedding Contest! It's already open so, give it a shot!